Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 29 May 2015

Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline).

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Pick of the Week:

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week is:  Kevin Spacey Foundation £10,000 Grants for Artists of Choice

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 43 Playwriting Contests with June (and early July) 2015 Deadlines – Various in June and July

Kevin Spacey Foundation soon to open to applications for £10,000 Artists of Choice programme – Deadline: 29 May 2015

West Yorkshire Playhouse seeking Script Readers (paid) – Deadline: 29 May 2015

2015 Pint-sized Plays competition open for submissions – Deadline: 31 May 2015

Little Fish Theatre accepting short play submissions for Pick of the Vine production – Deadline: 31 May 2015

Theatre6 looking for playwrights to develop relationships – Deadline: 1 June 2015

From Page to Stage showcase for musical theatre in development – Deadline: 1 June 2015

‘Monsters on Stage’ A Call for Monologues and Short Plays (Kentucky, USA) – Deadline: 1 June 2015

Player-Playwrights Short Play Competition open for submissions (£300 prize)– Deadline: 1 June 2015

‘And Then She Said A Funny Thing…’ comedy podcast seeking submissions – Deadline: 1 June 2015

Theatre Royal Stratford East seeking New Writing Manager (Musical Theatre Initiative) – Part-Time Role – Deadline: 1 June 2015

Wanted: music/art/writing/film/anything – Deadline: 2 June 2015

2015 Bruntwood Prize Competition open to submissions – Deadline: 5 June 2015

Writer’s Digest Writing Competition (USA) – Deadline: 5 June 2015

Bare Fiction magazine open to submissions for Issue 6 – Deadline: 6 June 2015

2nd Annual Stories of SW1 Writing Competition seeking submissions (£3 entry fee, £50 prize) – Deadline: 16 June 2015

RAWR seeking Screenwriters/Script Submissions – Deadline: 18 June 2015

Writer in Residence sought by Putney High School – Deadline: 19 June 2015

New York Television Festival accepting pilot scripts – Deadline: 26 June 2015

West Yorkshire Playhouse to open June script submission window – Deadline:  26 June 2015  (*Note: submissions do not open until 1 June 2015)

King’s Cross Award for New Writing from Courtyard Theatre (£10 fee, £5,000 prize) – Deadline: 30 June 2015

Roister Doister Publishing launch competition to find plays for young people – Deadline: 3 July 2015

The Ashton Group seeking 60-min one act play for ‘Finding Words’ (writers age 25 and under) – Deadline: 6 July 2015

Make Space Summer Project 2015 offering free workshops for 18-24 year olds – Deadline: 6 July 2015

Story Editor sought for BBC’s Eastenders – Deadline: 7July 2015

Award for Most Promising Playwright (East Midlands writers only) – Deadline: 15 July 2015

NMI’s ‘Search for New Musicals’ Seeks Submissions ($195 entry fee) – Deadline: 15 July 2015

Verity Bargate Award 2015 (£6,000 prize) – Deadline: 31 July 2015

The Three Leaches Play Competition ($10 submission fee) – Deadline: 1 August 2015

Alfred Fagon Award 2015 open for applications from playwrights of Caribbean or African descent – Deadline 1 August 2015

Yale Drama Series Competition 2015 – Deadline: 15 August 2015

Global Playwriting Contest 2015 on Confronting Climate Change and Defying Disasters ($5,000 USD prize) – Deadline: 30 August 2015

Gillian Hush Award for Radio Drama – Deadline: 1 September 2015

StageWrite seeking 30-40 min. scripts for Bedford’s annual New Writing Festival – Deadline: 30 September 2015

Saving Endangered Species (SES) International Playwriting Prize (California, $100 prize) – Deadline: 30 November 2015

Events and workshops: 

Writers’ Guild Event: Meet the Agents – 1 June 2015 – 7pm

Podium.me running drama initiative for writers aged 18-25 – 7pm-9pm on the 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd of June

Painting Pictures With Words Workshop at the Soho Theatre (£30) – 8 June 2015 from 2-5pm

IdeasTap Spa event on writing Standup Poetry and Lyrics – 11 June 2015 from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Workshop from Talawa Firsts: How to Write a Play (£6) – 11 June 2015 from 17-8.30pm

Sheer Drop running Playwriting Workshop (£30) – 20 June 2015 from 10am to 6pm

Tutored Playwriting Retreat with Arvon (£685-£720) –  – 

Ongoing submissions:

Oxford based filmmakers seeking short film scripts – Deadline: none posted

TreePress seeking playwrights to upload scripts for Beta Testing – Deadline: none posted

East End Literary Salon open to rolling submissions – Deadline: rolling

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Fractured Lines accepting scripts for new writing night – Deadline: rolling

Theatrelab accepting scripts – rolling submissions

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – No deadline posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month through to June 2014.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: None (open submissions)

Poppy Seed – accepting submissions of 5 minute scripts for blog – Deadline: None posted

COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: None posted

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